Comedians Defying Gravity
Chicago comedy calendar for Tuesday, June 1-Sunday, June 6, 2021
today at 6:27 pm
Comedians in town this week:
At Zanies Chicago: Warren B. Hall
At Zanies Rosemont: Pat Tomasulo (WGN)
At The Improv: Bill Bellamy
Following is just a sampling of all the great Chicago comedy back in business this week. Check out these venues’ many offerings and confirm all details!
TUESDAY, JUNE 1
Comedy Condo 7:00 p.m. ONLINE In this unique, insightful series, Patti Vasquez interviews comedians about the strangest places they’ve stayed. Tune in tonight for secrets from Chicago’s Michael Palascak who has toured the country and appeared on just about every late night network comedy show.
Talkin’ Funny 8:00 p.m. ONLINE After Patti, tune in to Sasha and the Noob’s interview with Patrick Rowland who quit his job at Target to write for “The Amber Ruffin Show.” Also, a special musical appearance from The Noob’s dad. Season finale of this excellent series helmed by ingenious comedy content creator Steve Gadlin.
[email protected] at The Comedy Shrine, Aurora, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON Eight of Chicago’s rising comedy stars.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2
Wednesdays After Work at Zanies Chicago 6:30 p.m. IN PERSON Pre-show drinks and music at 6:30, then stay for a mid-week spirit-boosting comedy show with Chicago’s best.
THURSDAY, JUNE 3
Comedy Tub at The Kedzie Inn, 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON Guest performances by Mark James Heath, Derek Strong, Sarah Snyder, and Greg Mills.
We Are Disability Lead Online 5:00 p.m. ONLINE This “Disability Power Series” features stand-up by Maysoon Zayid and “conversation and community building around disability leadership with Andrés Gallegos, Dominic Kelly, Andraéa LaVant, and Emily Blum.”
Bill Bellamy at The Improv, Schaumburg, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. IN PERSON. This star of large and small screens is a comedy icon. Tickets are almost sold out!
FRIDAY, JUNE 4
Second City IN PERSON Two shows and four showtimes at Second City tonight and Saturday night. Follow link for all details.
Adam Burke at The Comedy Bar, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 IN PERSON A Chicago and nationwide favorite Adam Burke is also a regular panelist on “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” Adam headlines at the Comedy Bar through Sunday.
Chicago’s Best Standup at The Laugh Factory, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. IN PERSON
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Festival of Laughs at Skokie Playfield, Winnetka, 7-8:30 p.m. IN PERSON. Richard Laible hosts headliner Mike Toomey (WGN Morning News, HBO, MTV).
SUNDAY, JUNE 6
Sauteed Standup at The Lincoln Lodge, 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON “The only live comedy cooking competition show in Chicago.”
Turnt Up at The Lincoln Lodge, 9:30 p.m. IN PERSON Mo Good hosts Meechie Hall, Tiny Thickemz and Eric D Fisher.
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